resumes

Updated Examples Page

We have added two projects to the Examples Page.

First, we added an example of a resume created by Melinda Anderson. This project shows her ability to organize information and her creativity.

Second, we added an anthropology paper that was turned into a magazine article also by Melinda Anderson.  This project shows her ability to research, analyze, and write. For the magazine article, she used Adobe Photoshop to manipulate two images to create her cover. The images were obtained on the internet under the Fair Use Act while she was in college. She also used Adobe InDesign to create the layout.

Let us know what you think.

Five Things You Don’t Need To Include On Your Resume From Forbes

Five things you don’t need to include on your resume

This article has some great tips if you are starting to job hunt with the new year. However, I have a few more tips to add.

Keep your resume to one page. I cannot emphasize this enough. You have about ten seconds to impress whoever is reviewing the resumes. They do not have time to read a 2 page resume. Highlight your skills that pertain to the job that you are applying for.

Your profile from social media sites should not be included unless your profile contains parts of your portfolio. For instance, I would include my LinkedIn profile but not my personal Facebook profile. What I do on my free time socially is none of my employers business.

Your resume is a reflection of your skills not a fashion show. Unless, you are applying for a profession that is based on looks such as modeling or hair styling, do not include a picture of yourself.

Most important have fun, it is your resume. It is a reflection of your skills and your personality. If the company likes what you have to offer, they will contact you.

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

Full Page Marketing Flier

DragonTech Writing
Taking the mystery out of documentation

DragonTech Writing is a technical writing firm specializing in documenting software and processes, creating resumes and training materials, and formatting and editing for e-publishing.

Why Hire Us?

1. Software documentation can discover problems within the software before being released and gives customers a learning experience that minimizes frustration.

2. Process documentation can discover problems and in many cases find a solution.  Solutions allow an organization to grow their employee and customer satisfaction.

3. Resumes market your skills and abilities with concise text making your resume clean and precise.

4.Training materials can prevent employee confusion about performance and encourages employee communication with management.

5. Formatting and editing for e-publishing gives readers a polished product that they would recommend to others.

6. We deliver the product you need then we move to our next customer while you manage your business.

Technical Writing Defined

Here’s a definition of technical writing that I am going to use as part of a conference presentation:

A broad definition of technical writing: Any non-fiction writing of a technical or business nature. Sub-groups may include: Computer software and hardware documentation, process documentation, training materials, presentation materials, marketing materials, HR manuals, business plans, resumes and cover letters, engineering documents etc. A technical writer also translates technical jargon into English the rest of us can understand.

Alternate titles for a technical writer may include, copy writer, report specialist, documentation specialist.

Neil Dabb

Mission Statement

I am starting to write the company goals for DragonTech Writing and have realized that we need a mission statement also known as a 60 second commercial. This statement needs to say who we are, what we offer, and tie into our company goals. Here is my first attempt at a mission statement:

DragonTech Writing is a contract technical writing service that provides documentation in the following areas software, process, business, marketing, and portfolios (resumes/cover letters) for companies and individuals. Our mission is to provide companies and individuals with documents that are clear, concise, and useable for their customers, clients, or perspective employers.

I think that sums it up for now. I am sure there is something I can add or take away, any thoughts?

By

Melinda Anderson

Marketing

I just finished a free slide show called Marketing 101: The Fundamentals by SBDC Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. It had a lot of information that seems extremely useful; especially, since I am going to run the marketing side of the business. However, it had information that I just didn’t understand and probably won’t until I actually start working on our marketing plan.

A marketing plan says this is our product or service, this is how much we charge for our product or service, this is our target audience, this is how we are going to reach our target audience, this is how much we are going to spend to reach our target audience. For example, My husband, Jason, has started a painting company with his friend, Darin, A & M Coatings. Their service is painting and or staining walls, floors, ceilings, etc. Their basic fee is  $2.20 a square foot. Their target audience is business owners, contractors, and home owners. They spent maybe a total of $20 to print out business cards from home. They then drove around, looked for buildings that were being built, and talked to the contractors or business owner’s. After about one week, they put in about 10 different bids and got 6 of them.

My partner, Neil, has talked to people at various different career fairs. We have our business cards and flyers that we hand out to anyone and everyone. We have a blog page and a Facebook page. We are both on Linked In and members of various different groups. We also do not have any work coming in.

The slide show mentioned taking doing polls and surveys to find out what consumers want or need in regards to your business, products, or services. Both of us, Neil and myself, are technical writers. Neil specializes in process documentation and instructional design. I specialize in documenting software, writing service bulletins, and creating layouts. We are also adding services such as business plans and resumes just to kinda give us a kick start. Here’s the question, anyone can answer, what kind of marketing ads or promotions would like to see from us?